(Nikkei BP Group)
(No.1 High-Tech News Site in Japanese)
| Compaq, Chinese Firm to Develop Chinese Operating System
September 23, 1998 (BEIJING) -- China's largest computer software company
will join hands with Compaq Computer Corp. of the United States to develop
a new computer operating system in China.
|China Computer Software and Technology Service Co. will use Compaq's
Digital UNIX technology to develop a Chinese-based, 64-digit operating
system known as "COSIX."
Wang Zhigang, general manager of the Chinese software company, said that
cooperation will bring to the Chinese market a technologically advanced
64-digit Chinese UNIX operating system.
The new operating system will be put under Chinese trademark, which means
that China will own the software copyright.
China Computer Software and Technology Service Co., a subsidiary of the
Ministry of Information Technology, is a national base of software development
The COSA V1.1 system platform developed by the company has won recommendations
from the China Computer Software Association as one of the top 10 best
software products of 1997.
The new operating system will be supplementary software for the system
platform, which is run entirely in Chinese instead of English.
(Xinhua News Agency)